View Full Version : Zooper Tango, Peg Aria Twin, Combi Twin Savvy
05-21-2005, 03:31 PM
Truly, which one is the best? I would like to keep it in the car for my little ones who will be 16 mo. and newborn come August...help! I have a MBUD that I LOVE for walks, but it's just too heavy to lug in and out of the car (for me :)) Anyway, any feedback on these three would be appreciated.
I am looking for these features...
-recline for a newborn, so just one side at a time
-easy to manuever one-handed, (I also have a three year old, need to have one hand for him)
-fits through doorways
05-21-2005, 11:55 PM
I have and Aria single and it worked great fromt he beginning. Overall I like it alot, would love it with a parent tray.
05-23-2005, 09:31 PM
Or, any other suggestions??????
05-23-2005, 09:57 PM
I wouldn't recommend any of those.
The Zooper is heavy, really, at that point, might as well take your MBUD.
The combi steers ok, but it's very plasticky to me, and doesn't steer that great with kids of different ages.
The aria twin is sooo lightweight, and folds/unfolds super easy. But the steering is awful, it is soo hard to push with the 2 kids in it, especially when they are different ages/weights.
Have you looked at the Inglesina Twin Swift or the Maclaren Twin Traveler (or Rally Twin)?
They all steer nice, easily one handed.. and have the features you need.
They fold up fairly small too.
Honestly, you would be better of getting a lightweight double, and a sling. Let your 2 children ride in it, and sling the newborn. It is really hard to run after a child while you have 2 more in the stroller. This will buy you *at least* 5 more months of getting used to dealing with the 3 little ones when out and about.
When you have a cranky toddler, you can put the newborn in the stroller, and sling the toddler.
05-24-2005, 04:06 PM
I plan on using a sling, (now the search is on for that!)
Also, is the Maclaren heavy to lift in and out of the car? I am seeing different weights given for the TT, both 24 and 32 lbs...which one is it? Baby Bargains (book) gave different weights in different chapters, I'm confused. This will be the stroller if it is the lighter weight! The Inglesina says it holds kids up to 35 lbs. Not good as mine are already 36 and 29lbs. We may need to stick with the MBUD after all!
05-24-2005, 05:07 PM
No, that information is incorrect.
The Rally Twin (Maclaren) weighs 26+lbs
The Twin Traveller (Maclaren) weighs 32+lbs
Info taken from Maclaren's site:
The Twin Swift (Inglesina) weighs 28lbs (with raincover, probably 26? without)
Can hold a weight of up to 45lbs per seat (90lb total)
Info taken from Inglesina's site:
05-24-2005, 09:35 PM
Thank you for the accurate information! That helps a lot. The Maclaren is only a few pounds lighter than the MBUD, so I don't see that as an option. The Inglesina is a possibility, I will continue to research!
05-24-2005, 10:40 PM
Heather one of the big things on the MBUD isn't so much the weight, as it's 'awkwardness'. If you think about it, 35lbs isn't that much
A child that weighs 35lbs is fairly light to lift in and out, but if we take that same 35lbs and wrap it in a LARGE package, and then lift, that's different.
So even though the Mac weighs the same, it's MUCH easier to lift in and out, and manipulate. It also takes up less room.
As does the Inglesina.
Have you considered holding out for the new Compass Tandem coming out this summer? It is rumored to be under 25lbs, and small. (and I am praying, easy to maneuver, 1 handed steering, large basket, cupholder, oh, and kids trays~ Hey, a mom can hope, right?)
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